The past ten days have flown past and to be honest I haven't really done that much. I've been staying with friends in the Castelli Romani area of Rome and relaxing.
The motorhome has parked up with friends, Godfredo & Gillian in Marino, so I haven't had to worry about parking it on the road.
On Sunday 29th September Godfredo invited us to the opening of an Agritourismo in Cori, his daughter was to be one of the managers. Essentially it's a cantina where wine is produced and sold, and where it will be possible to stay in one of a number of beautifully furnished rooms enjoying a holiday or short break. A restaurant will prepare typical italian dishes using fresh produce grown on site. Wine tasting will be available to both paying guests as well as tour groups and individuals. The weather forecast wasn't good, but the rain held off for the drive through the countryside to Cori. When we arrived the parking area was full and several hundred people with milling around the main building and taking a look at the rooms. The interior design of the public areas and of rooms has been carefully thought out with most of the furniture and fittings being made from wood of both old and new wine barrels. Free wine was on offer as was a large selection of snacks and nibbles, the staff working hard to cope with the demand from the visitors. During the evening there were a number of heavy thunderstorms. At 9pm the open day ended, but we joined Godfredo's daughter for some more wine and food in a more relaxed atmosphere. It had been an enjoyable evening, I'm sure that once paying guests start to come it will be a great success, I wish all those involved
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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